Process raisins and applesauce until a smooth paste is formed.
In a large mixer bowl, combine raisin paste with sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla
extract; mix well.
Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well.
Add chocolate chips, stirring just to blend chips evenly throughout the dough.
Using a #30 scoop, drop dough onto a parchment-lined pan. Flatten cookies gently
using another sheet of parchment.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.
Yields 100 cookies at 1 1/2 ounces dough per serving.
Tips: This is a moist, chewy cookie. If you need to stack these cookies for shipment,
bake 15 to 17 minutes; this will dry the surface slightly and keep them from sticking
together. They will retain their moistness inside due to the raisins.
Substitute mini candy-coated chocolate pieces for the chocolate chips, if desired.